TREASURY DEPARTMENT Washington FOR RELEASE, MORNING NEWSPAPERS, Press Service

Sunday, January :6, 1935. Noe 4~4 1-4+356

The number of coins executed at the mints during the calendar year 1934 was the greatest of any year since 1919, the Secretary of the Treasury announced todaye

A total of 358,269,353 pieces were made with a value of $25,951,750.65. This compares with 23,109,250 pieces executed during the calendar year 1933 with a value of $13,136,225 and with a total of 31,375,550 pieces executed during the calendar year 1932 with a value of $68,422,820.

In addition the mints executed 24,280,000 coins for foreign nations during the calendar year 1934, an increase over the previous two yearSe

No gold coins were executed during the calendar year 1934. A total of 247,526,000 one=cent pieces were coined. A total of 247,141 memorial half dollars were executede

In 1919 a total of 738,642,000 coins were executed, the record year in the history of the mint for the output of coins. The year when the value of coins was the greatest was in 1904, when coins worth $250,781,576.30 were executed. Of this latter amount $233,402,428 were executed in gold.

The year of least activity in the history of the mints was in 1815 when the

total value of the coinage was $20,483. Of this amount $17,308 was in silver and

$3,175 in gold. No minor coins were executed during that yeare This was also

true in 1823, the only other year in the history of the mints when no minor coins were issued. Prior to 1934 there were only four years in which no gold coins were issued. These years were 1918-1919 and 1816-1817.

The total value of all the coinage of the mints from the year 1793 December 31, 1934, amounted to $6,121,484,081.91.

The following table shows the number of pieces executed during the calendar

year 1934 and the values:

ae COINAGE EXECUTED AT THE MINTS OF THE UNITED STATES DURING THE CALENDAR

YIAR 1934.

Denomination’ Pieces Value SILVIR Standard Silver Dollars 3,534,557 $3,534,557200 Half Dollars - Regular 12,977,400 6,488, 700200 Maryland Memorial Half Dollars 20,015 . 12,507.50 Daniel Boone Mem. Half Dollars 10,007 5,003~50 Texas Memorial Half Dollars 205,113 102, 556250 Oregon Trail Mem. Half Dollars 7,006 _ 3,503_00 Quarter Dollars 35,439,252 8,859, 813,00 Dimes 30,852,000 3,085,200200 Total Silver 83,050, 350 22,091, 840250 MINOR Five Cent Nickel 27,693,003 1,384,650¢15 One Cent Bronze 247 526,000 24475, 260200 Total Minor 275,219,003 3,859, 910015 Total Domestic Coinage 358,269,353 25,951, 750065

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